Learn how to butcher with EatWild! We offer a comprehensive butchering workshop so you can build the confidence and skills needed to properly butcher an animal.
Using hog carcasses we will demonstrate two separate techniques for breaking down an animal. A professional butcher will lead our group through a traditional butchers approach to the butchering of an animal using a butchers tools and techniques. You’ll learn how to butcher an animal into classic cuts, such as lamb chops and standing roasts! An experienced hunter from EatWild will demonstrate a traditional hunters approach to butchering an animal in the field. This will give students a practical approach to butchering with limited tools and supplies. This is a great opportunity to learn how you can butcher in your own kitchen!
Participants will learn how to break an animal down initially into large portions, and then into the choice cuts you’ll want for the freezer. We will show you how to wrap the meat for storage in the freezer. This is a hands-on workshop, so workshop participants will be doing the butchering with support from the instructors.
This is a great opportunity to learn a spectrum of butchering techniques using a variety of tools. The workshops are generally hosted from 6:30 pm to 9 pm unless otherwise posted. The cost is $125 per person and each student will take home a share of pork for your very own freezer!
What folks are saying about the EatWild Butchering Workshop
“Dylan portion was awesome and I left confident in my ability to process a deer from the field to the freezer. Definitely one of the best courses I've taken in any field.”
“I felt that it was something I'd recommend to friends and also consider doing other workshops with Eat Wild. I thought that it was good value and something I'd reflect on and use in the field in the near future. It's given me the confidence to go out and try it for real.”
“Butchering with EatWild and Harkness & Co. was an interesting, relaxed and friendly experience where everyone had a chance to be hands-on and learn through practice. Thoroughly recommend this course.”
“Dylan and Patrick are exceptional teachers that take their students through the initially daunting task of of breaking down an animal on one's own. Their combined knowledge provides a unique opportunity and invaluable experience for anyone who is interested in learning more about butchering and/or hunting.”
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Registration and Costs
We are offering our Butchering Skills Workshop at an introductory rate of $125 / person. This includes instruction from a professional butcher and a master hunter. You will also leave with a share of pork for your freezer.